The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra named Rhodes scholar Philip Mann its Music Director in 2010, after a search lasting over a year. Since then, the ASO has been clarifying its programming, including a casual-dress “Beethoven and Blue Jeans” performance as part of its “Masterworks” series. The orchestra also plays chamber pieces and pops events as part of its annual calendar; all told, the ASO plays more than 30 concerts a year, including occasional “run-out” concerts geared at bringing classical music to smaller communities in Arkansas that might otherwise miss out. The ASO has a number of resident ensembles, such as the Rockefeller Quartet and the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Information
- Other Venues: Clinton Presidential Center (1200 President Clinton Avenue)
- Public Transportation: Good for both (Robinson Center Music Hall – accessible by buses 4, 7, 10, 13, 18, and 21 at Markham Street/South Broadway Street. Clinton Presidential Center – bus 12 stops at the Center)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good for both
- Admission: Schedules and ticket prices vary
- Subscription/Memberships: Subscriptions available. Subscriber benefits include ticket exchange privileges and lost ticket insurance. Memberships begin at $100 and benefits include having your name in the season’s programs and the quarterly newsletter Forte.